A sand truck in Makueni. One kilometre of motorway requires 30,000 tonnes of sand, according to the 2013 documentary Sand Wars by Denis Delestrac. Bedrock signals the bottom of Nthange River's riverbed. Without sand to slow it down, rivers can diverge and travel at incredibly fast speeds over the bedrock during the rainy season. "I don't like sand" is a memorable quote spoken by the character Anakin Skywalker in the 2002 film Star Wars: Episode II. Attack of the Clones. Online, people frequently point to the line as an example of their dislike for the Star Wars prequels. The global demand for plain old sand is so high that illegal mines are everywhere, and mafias around the world are killing for the stuff. The Deadly Global War for Sand. One Free Press.
Apr 24, 2014 Sand Wars is a surprising investigation into one of the most consumed natural resources on the planet. Due to the high demand for sand, the planet's reserves are being threatened. Three-quarters of the world's beaches are in. Directed by Denis Delestrac. With Sumaira Abdulali, George Borden, Eric Chaumillon, Loke Ming Chou. Is sand an infinite resource? Can the existing supply satisfy a gigantic demand fueled by construction booms? What are the consequences of intensive beach sand mining for the environment and the neighboring populations. JustWatch.